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Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops
The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 1, 2013 | PHILIP BUMP

Posted on 08/01/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA

Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling?

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 666; backpacks; benghazi; fastandfurious; fbivisit; impeachnow; irs; michelecatalano; pressurecooker; pressurecookers; searchworks
Everyone is a terrorist suspect except the obvious. I love our country. I truly hate our government.
1 posted on 08/01/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

They’re lucky they did not have a dog.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 2:38:00 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

No domestic spying of course, lies, lies, lies


3 posted on 08/01/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT by In Another Time... (Think you can trust the NSA spooks? Just ask the Catalano family)
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To: ConservativeInPA

bump


4 posted on 08/01/2013 2:40:52 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: ConservativeInPA

Ooh, I have a new way for single women to meet men: start some internet buzz about making bombs out of vibrators. Then, when they do some shopping on the internet, they can get visited by 6-12 young, healthy men in good physical shape who have jobs with good benefits and retirement plans.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:24 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeInPA
FR thread posted earlier (different title though):

Feds Investigate Couple for Online Searches (pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my!)

6 posted on 08/01/2013 2:43:20 PM PDT by CedarDave (Trayvon Martin history: The MS media is in love with burglars and thugs in training.)
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To: In Another Time...

What is needed here is a spambot army of about 1,000,000 computers to hit Google at random using those terms. That will keep them busy for a while.

Maybe this could be a built-in feature of Linux distributions.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 2:46:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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8 posted on 08/01/2013 2:51:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ConservativeInPA

This is the TSA version of strip searching grandmas.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 3:00:11 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
or Full Cavity Search...
10 posted on 08/01/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I like it, overwhelm the peekers.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 3:24:12 PM PDT by In Another Time... (Think you can trust the NSA spooks? Just ask the Catalano family)
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To: musicman

Okay, THAT is funny.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 3:24:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: ConservativeInPA
I love the post Leon put up after the story:

My job is a real pressure cooker. Yesterday afternoon, my boss blew up at me. She had run out of fertilizer for her office plants and blamed me. That woman is a real terror. My morale is being ground down to zero. It felt like my head was going to explode. On top of that, somebody spilled a box of paper clips in the break room and it felt like I was walking on ball bearings. After work, I had a couple beers with my buddy Mohammed down at the el-Tikrit Bar and Grill. We both had pulled-pork submarine sandwiches. They're called the Obama Special and they are the bomb. One is plenty but two is suicide, which is why I had to loosen the buttons on my vest. Then we played a game of darts. They have those new darts shaped like little guided missiles but I couldn't hit the target. My buddy Sam is way better at launching the missiles than anybody. He throws them so fast that they sound like a low-flying plane...

13 posted on 08/01/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It's all about culture, not color)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Was John Corey there?


14 posted on 08/01/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: ConservativeInPA
How those searches got into the government's database is a question worth asking

"Ok, ok, I got it, I got it" [Joe Pesci voice]. A front company, say Universal Exports, buys a Google content-based ad for things like "pressure cooker" [crikey, now I'M on the list!], etc., then captures the IP address of those who download their image as part of the ad content. Piece of cake from there ...

15 posted on 08/01/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: madison10

(Thanks!)

16 posted on 08/01/2013 3:49:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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17 posted on 08/01/2013 4:05:48 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: In Another Time...
No domestic spying of course, lies, lies, lies...

Remember the crap about how they'rd only spying on people in the US with cause - great cause - and a judge and all that crap... This proves they're spying on all of us... on everything we do, say, or buy. All the time.

18 posted on 08/01/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: The Antiyuppie

This article reveals that you should do these searches in other languages to avoid detection. Or through a VPN or remotely controlled computer.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 4:15:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Don’t you think just being associated with FR puts a person in far more surveillance than any google searches?


20 posted on 08/01/2013 4:17:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: tbw2

“This article reveals that you should do these searches in other languages to avoid detection. Or through a VPN or remotely controlled computer.”

Arabic would not be my first choice...


21 posted on 08/01/2013 4:34:34 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 11th_VA

Of course, everyone who actually loads that page, or for that matter, this one, is ALSO suspect :)


22 posted on 08/01/2013 4:37:54 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ConservativeInPA

DHS...good at closing the barn door after the horse is gone.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 4:57:09 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

If you do those searches on a work computer, you might expect to be reported and investigated. Check the latest update from Atlanticwire on this and you’ll see what really happened.


24 posted on 08/01/2013 5:23:16 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Google is a government operation. So is Facebook.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 5:38:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: The Antiyuppie
What is needed here is a spambot army of about 1,000,000 computers to hit Google at random using those terms. That will keep them busy for a while.

Maybe this could be a built-in feature of Linux distributions.

Already exists in Firefox. It is called TrackMeNot. While it does not send out specific requests to a search engine, it sends out random querries at a user set rate. It is available for Windows users as well.

26 posted on 08/02/2013 11:52:10 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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